Donald Trump’s team is ramping up its search for a challenger to Republican Rep. Liz Cheney, who infuriated the former president when she voted for his second impeachment and with her agreement to sit on the panel investigating the Jan. 6th MAGA riot in the Capitol.
Trump will meet with two possible primary challengers at his golf club in Bedminister next week, Politico reported: state Rep. Chuck Gray and attorney Darin Smith.
He and his advisors are trying to determine which contender has what it takes to challenge Cheney, the well-connected daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney.
Among the factors they’re looking for — fundraising ability, policy positions and their overall campaign strengths.
Smith and Gray are both selling themselves to Trump, airing ads in Wyoming that tout their support of the former president.
In order to prevent Cheney from taking the primary with a plurality, Trump would have to settle on one challenger to her.